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“Overall, excellent, but a lack of intention to detail lets it down.” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Slebech Park
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Haverfordwest
Certificate of Excellence
New Zealand
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89 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Overall, excellent, but a lack of intention to detail lets it down.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014 via mobile

I would have loved to have given a maximum rating but it doesn't quite make it. First, the good. The location is magic. Quiet, scenic, lovely buildings. The rooms are stylish and well furnished. Both we and our friends had French doors that led on to a large private patio shared by only 3 or 4 rooms. A bottle of sparkling water and one of still water each day is a lovely touch. The restaurant is extremely good, if a little pricey at GBP24 for two courses and GBP30 for three. The hotel clearly has an excellent chef. Some of the best mains our party of four had eaten for a while. The staff were very helpful and very friendly. The breakfast manager was particularly helpful and efficient, to the extent of reserving a more easily accessed table for us due to our friend being disabled. The breakfasts themselves were first rate, very good quality continental options and a wide range of cooked offerings like gorgeous warm smoked salmon and eggs. Also haddock etc as well as a traditional plate and a Welsh option (including cockles and lava bread). Room plus breakfast cost GBP140 per night. Upper range but ok for the UK. So, why not a maximum score? Finding women's underwear, clearly in need of laundering, in the wardrobe was not a good start. I would expect cleaning staff to have a check list that includes checking drawers and wardrobes. No towels when we returned one evening. Phoned and was told they would be there immediately, but 30 mins later went and got them ourselves. The bathroom light is movement activated. If you are in the shower or on the loo for more than a minute, hand waving is needed to turn the light back on. The monsoon walk-in shower is great, except you get a cold or hot drenching because the controls are the other side of the head and take some time to work out. There is no alternative location to reach the controls except to stand in the bath. Our friend's disabled room was good, except the flush is a button which he did not have the strength to push - think lever not button when it comes to disabled facilities. He was able to get into the restaurant through French doors but a wheelchair would have made this difficult and, often, required seated guests to clear a way. Would we stay at Slebech Park again? Yes, we would. However, as time passes the wrinkles noted above should be ironed out given the rates charged. A final plea, which I see is noted in other posts. Please locate a Slebech Park direction sign on the main road and warn visitors of the distance from there to the hotel. The transport authority standard sign left us and our friends wondering whether we had the right hotel.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Pembrokeshire Wales
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70 reviews
44 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014

So pleased this establishment had been brought back to life. Visited for dinner a couple of years back and was very disappoint. However it is now under new ownership. We have eaten here several times recently and have been delighted with the service and food. A lovely location. Excellent dinner menu representing good value at circa £30 head. Have booked to stay for a night and will return regularly for dining.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank capt_moonraker
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Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2014

Loved this place from the moment we arrived down the wood lined driveway. Situated on the peak of the estuary, it is possibly one of the most tranquil, peaceful and scenic places that i have been fortunate enough to stay in.We were greeted at reception by a friendly and helpful member of staff who not only showed us personally to our room but had also thoughtfully booked us a table for dinner.
Our room was an absolute delight, from the duck down pillows on the super king sized bed to the rain shower in the superbly appointed bathroom, to the welsh tea and hot chocolate, to the comfy L-shaped sofa in the connecting lounge. Every comfort was thought of. The decor was understated and tasteful throughout all areas.
The Park restaurant were we dined for the evening was comfortable, light and spotlessly kept. The food was delicious, well planned and there was something for everyone. The staff were attentive, informative and pleasant without being overly bothersome.The views from the terrace alone were worth a visit and it was delightful after a long hard day exploring to relax with a delicious chilled Rose and watch the children attempt to play croquet on the lawn with the swans swimming in the estuary behind them.
After an excellent nights sleep , in an extremely comfortable bed, we went for a short walk in the grounds before breakfast, where we found an old ruined church and a walled garden, also the views across the estuary are breathtaking at any time of day. We returned to the restaurant for breakfast were we discovered ample choices for all tastes, with everything cooked to perfection, delicious.Again the staff were fabulous, friendly and helpful, you come away feeling like you've been taken care of which is exactly what you want when away from home.
On the whole i can find not a thing to complain about. The decor was comfortable, tasteful and modern without loosing any of the history or grandeur of such an old building.
It wont be for everyone because its too quiet however it is only 12 minutes drive from Oakwood and Bluestone and there are ample varied attractions and destinations within a short drive away.
I actually visited with my 11 year old daughter, who loved it and cant wait to go back. However its an ideal place for a romantic mini break so i will be returning asap but probably with my partner not my daughter, sorry sweetie. Highly recommended. Unfortunately i didn't get the names of any of the staff but they were all equally brilliant, thank you.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London
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106 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2014

This was a bit of a mixed bag I guess . We stayed here for two nights and used it as a base to explore the South West part of Wales (Tenby, St Davids, Fishguard, Cardigan) and in this regard it was an excellent choice as it's central location to the places we wanted to visit was ideal. It is wonderfully peaceful and we loved the combination of forests and water.
Dinner's were probably the highlight with the menu variety and the quality of food and service was good and in the mornings the breakfasts were great. The restaurant was small and probably had no more than 15 tables. ( a photo of the menu is attached).
The rooms were "OK" but needed some attention to detail...there were no room numbers / names, our room was quite warm(visiting in summer) and we discovered that the mirror in the bathroom was baking hot (hot water pipes behind?). The lighting in the bathrooms was not great (no lights over the mirror and the shower quite dark) and no mirror above the desk / dressing table. So it was adequate, but the hotel would do well to see what other hotels in this price bracket offer. However,we would recommend friends to stay here...

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Level Contributor
94 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

Have been here before and really looked forward to returning. We were not disappointed. The meals were cooked well with lots of flavour on both nights despite the restaurant being busy. The service was friendly and courteous. The breakfast is varied and cooked to order which is far superior to the ' self service' style favoured by many hotels. The views over the Estuary are amazing and I would like to thank the Hotel for the upgrade we received, the room was spacious and wonderful.

Stayed July 2014
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Wales
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141 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

First, do not rely on a GPS. Our Tom Tom tried to send us to the other side of the estuary but I knew that the turn to the hotel was just after Slebech on the main Carmarthen – Haverfordwest road. The hotel is situated in an n idyllic spot at the edge of the Cleddau estuary. The receptionist was very welcoming and took us to our room which was up at least 20 steps which might be difficult for some but there are ground floor rooms which probably do not have such a glorious view. The room was small but had comfortable beds and all that we required. There was an adjoining little lounge which should have been shared with another room but as it was not occupied we had it to ourselves and made full use of it. The large and modern bathroom was provided with luxurious toiletries. The bath was deep which again might be a problem for some. I didn’t take a bath as I thought I might not manage to get out but I just managed to escape after a shower! The towels were thick and fluffy.

We went for a walk around the estate and found the ruined church and read an interesting plaque just outside and then continued along the estuary to the walled garden.

Dinner was a little disappointing. I had a goat’s cheese and pine nuts starter which was delicious but the bit of green salad stuck in my throat and the lettuce was not as nice as that in our garden! I was looking forward to the lamb and dauphinois potatoes but it did not live up to expectation. The lamb was not as sweet and succulent as we are used to and the dauphinois potatoes were from the recipe which uses stock rather than the one that uses cream that I had so enjoyed in another restaurant. The Mediterranean vegetables however were delicious. I couldn’t fault the dessert I had which was chocolate brownie with a piece of caramelised banana and pistachio ice cream. The waiter was friendly and efficient. I hated the music on a loop and found the ambience of the room not to my taste.

The breakfast was delicious and for me was only marred by the music! I started with my absolutely favourite yogurt- Llaeth y Llan strawberry variety- and then had the Park breakfast with scrambled egg rather than fried egg. There were delicious thick slices of bacon with little fat - so much better than the bacon usually supplied in hotels - and sausages and black pudding etc. There was a good selection of fruit and croissants and other pastries were also provided. Some hardy souls had their breakfast on a terrace just outside the window. Service was again good.

I would rate the hotel and services for TA as five stars and the dinner as four stars. I thought the dinner to be expensive at £30 per person with coffee extra. I have had similar meals that have cost much less. The lack of ambience, intrusive music and tables without tablecloths also made the dining experience less enjoyable for me.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank en08
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Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2014

Signage from road quite poor when relying on Google maps and lose internet connection. Restaurant food exceptional, but ambience - well there isn't any - service excellent. Floor covering in rooms very hard on feet!

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank huntjudy66
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Property: Slebech Park
Address: Slebech, Haverfordwest SA62 4AX, Wales
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Region: United Kingdom > Wales > Pembrokeshire > Haverfordwest
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 7 Hotels in Haverfordwest
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:5 star — Slebech Park 5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Slebech Park in Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, Wales is a beautiful Grade II listed 18th century manor, sitting amidst 600 acres of wonderful rural scenery. The exclusive accommodation is set in a tranquil countryside area on the shores of the Daucleddau Estuary and gives you a breathtaking view over the region. The luxury Slebech Park offers 15 spacious rooms and suites in a comfortable atmosphere for weekend breaks, family holidays, business trips or special events. All bedrooms are held in a simple design and tastefully furnished. Accommodation types available at Slebech Park are standard, studio, deluxe and executive rooms, luxury and two bedroom suites, and a self-catering cottage.The comfortable Standard Rooms come with raindance shower in shower room, WiFi, TV with film and music library and king size double or twin beds. The spacious Studio Rooms feature a separate sitting area and stunning view over the area. Large Deluxe Rooms provide either a separate wet room or shower room and a lovely sight on the garden or the ruined church and the waterway. The luxury Executive Rooms offer high-tech facilities (WiFi, flat screen TV with film and music library) and a raindance shower and long bath in the spacious bathroom. The large Luxury Suite is divided into a master bedroom with radiance shower and long bath in a big wetroom, and a second bedroom with shower room. Large windows give a fabulous view on the estuary behind the ruined church. Both bedrooms are furnished with king size double or twin beds. The Luxury Suite is next to the relaxing drawing room and offers WiFi, TV with music and film library, and a private dinner on request. The Two Bedroom Suites are the right choice for a family or two couples. It features two bedrooms with king size or double/twin beds. The master bedroom includes a bathroom with separate shower room while the second bedroom has an en-suite shower room. Comfortable sitting areas and a large flat screen TV with access to the film and music library will give you a maximum of relaxation during your stay at Slebech Park. The self-catering cottage is situated at a cliff right on the shoreside and offers space for up to 4 people. Ferryman’s is a 4 star accommodation with a double room, a twin bedroom, sitting/dining area, kitchen and bathroom. You will spend undisturbed holidays in this romantic cottage at Slebech Park! Corporate facilities for business trips include a selection of meeting and conference rooms, bespoke catering by the head chef Mark Cheeseborough, a unique venue for product launches and the Harbour Room for a dinner dance with up to 200 people. The excellent Park at Slebech Restaurant serves fine seasonal menus using fresh local produce. The properties own Kitchen Garden guarantees carefully chosen ingredients for unforgettable meals. The restaurant offers brunch, lunch, afternoon tea and dinner daily. Seasonal specials such as weekly grill nights, holiday festivities or themed dinners enjoy a great popularity among locals and visitors. Pembrokeshire offers a lot to do and see during your stay. The coastline and scenery are unique and offer tranquility and relaxation to recover from a stressful daily life. At Cardigan Bay, you can find dolphins and whales and Pembrokeshire's land wildlife includes rare animals such as Puffins, Manx Shearwaters, Guillimots, Razorbills, Short Eared Owls, Skomer Voles and Grey Seals. More than 50 forts and castles, such as Haverfordwest Castle, can be visited in the region, or enjoy an entertaining day at the Oakwood theme park or the Dinosaur Park in Tenby. ... more   less 
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